*High speed blender needed
Place walnut and/or almond shells into the high speed blender. Crush the walnut shells into a powder using the highest setting. The powder will be rather coarse. Place in a 2-cup (1/2 liter) mason jar. Pour the oil to cover the powder, plus add an inch more oil, about 1 - 1 1/2 cups. Your scrub is now ready to use. Label, put on lid and screw cap, and keep stored in a cool, dry place like the pantry.
To use: after washing up in the shower, scoop some of the scrub into your hands and apply on an area of your body. Use circular motions to gently exfoliate the skin. Repeat for rest of body, then rinse off. Recommended use: 1-2 x a week (1x a week for sensitive skin).
Let's talk safety concerns: I've specified using a glass mason jar and have never had any problem with glass in the shower. However, if you feel it is a hazard, by all means use a plastic container instead.
Secondly: the oil from the scrub gets into the tub and makes things slippery. I'd suggest using a bath mat to prevent slipping.
Thirdly: oil scrubs are messy, so expect to be cleaning the tub afterwards. I find using some dish soap helps to dissolve the oily residue.
Lastly: No need to apply cream after this oil scrub; the oil will have penetrated your skin while the "scrubby" shells will have sloughed off those dead, old skin cells.
To your silky smooth skin!
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